June 6th, 2013 02:46pm

Several recruits name Florida among their favorites


Tabor has the Gators No. 1 on his leaderboard. (Photo by Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

Over the past week, several highly-ranked recruits have named leaders and included Florida on their list.

The biggest news came from top-20 recruit Jalen Tabor, a cornerback out of Friendship Collegiate Academy in Washington, D.C. On Monday, he told ESPN’s Tom VanHaaren that UF is currently his leader, followed by Maryland, Vanderbilt, Alabama and Florida State.

Adoree’ Jackson, another coveted corner from Junipero Serra in Gardena, Calif., named the Gators in his Top 10 along with Florida State, Illinois, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, Tennessee, USC and UCLA. The five-star recruit is expected to ultimately decide between the California and Florida schools.

The Gators also made the cut for three Fort Lauderdale products. Plantation athlete Chris Lammons and University School linebacker Richard Yeargin III listed Florida in their Top 15, while cornerback Quincy Wilson, Yeargin’s teammate, had UF as one of his 13 favorites. Although each prospect has more than a dozen schools in consideration right now, the Gators will likely be a finalist for them in the end.

A pair of 2015 in-state recruits — Tarpon Springs East Lake wide receiver George Campbell and Jacksonville Firstcoast linebacker Sherrod Pittman — named Florida in their Top 10 on Sunday. Sources have told The Sun that UF holds an early edge for both prospects at this time.

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  1. June 6th, 2013 3:22 pm

    hopefully every single last one of them sign as a gator!

    by Ryan

  2. June 6th, 2013 3:40 pm

    Hes got high hopes!!!

    by Gator Champ

  3. June 6th, 2013 7:57 pm

    With Tabor being from DC and Maryland being one of his choices, I could see this going the Stefon Diggs route, just like UF was his leader.

    by John

  4. June 6th, 2013 8:04 pm

    Hope we can make a big enough difference to land all these guys. Campbell is a must for next year.

    by J

  5. June 6th, 2013 10:33 pm

    Tabor is a blanket,man. I noticed him when they used to put Friendship on TV when Goldman was there. He was a problem then. Hope the Diggs effect doesn’t happen on this one.

    by HedRock

  6. June 7th, 2013 8:02 am

    I know this kid in 9th grade that has the Gators in his top 120.
    These jokers are getting more ridiculous with this top 15 crap, name a top 3-5 or beat it.

    by JupiterGator

  7. June 7th, 2013 9:42 am

    I’m with Jupiter. I still pay attention though on slow news days ;)

    by Delray Mike

  8. June 7th, 2013 10:04 am

    Hargreaves, Jackson, tabor. I’m getting chills just thinking about it

    by Gary poe

  9. June 7th, 2013 4:08 pm

    Love how this staff goes through all the recruiting tapes and info and really spread out around the country to ring in top talent. We’ll definitely get our fair share of great commits again this year.

    by Gator Todd

  10. June 7th, 2013 4:10 pm

    I think Diggs was an individual case. I don’t see anything about Maryland that would draw kids to stay local more than any other area as a trend.

    by Cleveland Gator

  11. June 7th, 2013 11:49 pm

    how about a big board Zach? it would be much appreciated so that i know which guys we are serious about

    by Jimmy Schulte

  12. June 8th, 2013 8:52 am

    Who cares. 1/3 will flunk out, 1/3 will transfer to a school close to home, and the rest will sit on the bench.

    by Bob

  13. August 15th, 2013 6:47 pm

    [...] With four cornerback already committed, Adoree’ Jackson Gardena, Calif./Junipero Serra) and Jalen Tabor (Washington, D.C./Friendship Academy) are probably the only two recruits who will still be pursued by defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson. Jackson visited for Friday Night Lights and is very high on the Gators, while Tabor seems to be leaning toward Maryland after having Florida in front earlier this summer. [...]

    by Zach's Mail Stack 8/15 | Gator Prospectus Gator Prospectus - Gator Sports - Gainesville, FL - Archive

  14. September 26th, 2013 8:57 pm

    [...] interest is still there, but it’s not as high as it was in the summer. The Gators were his leader back in June, and I was told he sat atop their cornerback [...]

    by Zach's Mail Stack 9/26 | Gator Prospectus Gator Prospectus - Gator Sports - Gainesville, FL - Archive

  15. January 9th, 2014 3:21 pm

    [...] The Gators led for Tabor in the summer and hosted him on an official visit in early December, but the 6-foot-1, 186-pounder named Alabama and Arizona his finalists on Christmas. [...]

    by Florida flips Tabor; lands 2015 commit | Gator Prospectus Gator Prospectus - Gator Sports - Gainesville, FL - Archive

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